Groveland buildings razed for $92M project

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The Florida Department of Transportation started demolition on a pair of buildings that will clear the path for a $92 million project.


FDOT on April 19 began demolition that will allow for the realignment of State Road 50 from County Road 565 to Brown Street over 2.1 miles. The project will reroute the roadway north of the city’s downtown.

The district partnered with the city of Groveland, Lake County, Lake-Sumter Municipal Planning Organization and state elected officials to speed up the start of the project from 2030 to fall 2026. The project cost includes $4.2 million for design, $49 million for right-of-way and $38.7 million for construction.

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